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to the audience in the u.s., to put them in perspective of what's going on here. >> and you see it is a very fluid situation. we're dealing with correspondents in the field. this is exactly where everything is funneled to. the arab league is convening in cairo to discuss the situation in gaza. this desk will be live all throughout the morning and afternoon to bring you the latest information, so when we have breaking news, we'll toss it back up to you. >> we appreciate that, nick. thank you. and let's take you back to the israeli side of the border. israeli tanks and troops certainly taking up positions there, trying to get us back to fred. what are you seeing there in terms of military activity? >> reporter: hi, randi. there's a lot of military activity on this side of the border. on the one hand, you have the air strikes that the israeli air force is conducting there over gaza. sara was talking about it just a little bit. as she was talking, there was actually a bomb being dropped on gaza that we could see here from our position. i'd say we're about four, maybe five kilometers away from the gaza
to strengthen economic and political ties in asia, including a visit to myanmar, the first u.s. president to do so. >> j-date. jewish singles using their faith and the web to find the perfect love match. it's our paces of pait. >>> and end of an icon. the maker of twinkies, wonder bread and ding dongs says good-bye. >> i'm viktor blackwell in for randi kaye. >> i want to start this hour with something we heard from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu this morning. we are prepared for a significant expansion of the operation. he is talking about the possibility of ground troops going in behind the air strikes on gaza. israeli war planes have been hammering gaza city for the past few days. ham whereas militants inside gaza have been pirg back matching israel bomb for bomb with their rockets. that has sent civilians scrambling for cover. our frederick plankin is live in southern israel, and i can see that you are standing there with something over your shoulder, a part of israel's iron dome missile defense battery. how active has that been today? >> well, viktor, it's been very active. it's
. >> and the u.s. and other nations certainly have been urging both sides to show restraint. are you getting the sense at all that it's escalating action instead? >> reporter: i would say from the view that we have down here that it's escalating though at a slower pace than it did at the beginning. as you'll remember this, conflict began when the israelis struck a senior hamas military wing leader, and since then you've had these air strikes. they have escalated, especially during the course of friday. right now it's sort of reached a level where it's pretty high intensity pretty much throughout the entire day. i wouldn't say escalating a lot but still escalating. one of the other things, of course, a telltale sign of an escalation is more and more israeli troops coming in here as well. one of the things that we can say is that there certainly isn't any deescalation and certainly neither of the two sides seem to be willing to take their foot off the gas at this point in time, randi. >> frederik pleitgen in southern israel for us, fred, thank you. >>> we want to show you some live pictures ri
rocket attacks by palestinian militants. the u.s. and other nations are urging both sides to show restraint. >>> but there were more air strikes and explosions in gaza today and more rockets fired toward israel. >>> in aurora, colorado, details have been finalized for dividing up the $5 million for victims of july's theater shooting. families of the 12 people killed and 5 people who suffered permanent brain damage or paralysis will get 2$220,000 each. six people who spent at least 20 days in the hospital will get $160,000 each. 13 others who spent less time hospitalized will get $35,000 each. >>> in the gulf of mexico, the coast guard is searching for two crew members from an oil platform. an explosion ripped through the platform yesterday. it is about 20 miles from the louisiana coast and it's used for production, not drilling. very little fuel, we're told, was spilled. >>> we now know the train that crashed into a parade float in midland, texas, was going under the speed limit. investigators say the conductor hit the emergency brake, but it was too late. four u.s. army sergeants
, chris lawrence. back to that fbi investigation, a u.s. official tells cnn that the fbi was not investigating them for any wrong doing, it was just about protecting him from blackmail, but that explanation is not setting well for some. >> the idea that the fbi is investigating the cia director for an extra marital affair is extraordinary. i have never seen it happen, and it smacks of george orwell. it's more to do than with sex. there is something going on they can't explain. >> this also raised questions regarding the role of the white house and the timing of the announcement. >> this is the key question right now in front of everybody. how extraordinary would it be that you have this type of fbi investigation into your cia director and the president is not informed of it? the word is circulating that the president was not aware that only one petraeus came to him, but it really seems to believe that someone in the white house didn't know that the fbi didn't inform the white house in some fashion. >> earlier, we talked to fran townsend who thought back to her days in the
the timeline of events and when u.s. officials were notified of the circumstances of this investigation. the fbi informed the director of national intelligence james clapper about the investigation on tuesday night, election night. just as some polls were beginning to close. that director clapper as a friend, colleague, fellow officer and admirer urged petraeus to step down from his position. we know as well from that intelligence source that director clapper informed the white house about the investigation on wednesday and then on thursday the director and -- the questions now, of course, will focus on this second woman. who was she? what was the nature of her relationship with petraeus, and what more do officials know about the nature of those emails between broadwell and this other woman? maybe some of those questions will be answered as the oversight committees now begin to pose questions of their own over this investigation and why they weren't informed of it until just hours before director petraeus sent notice of his resignation andle reason behind it. >>> general petraeus was or
, are going to be in the new york-new jersey area. the u.s. department of defense and the president have ordered this and there will be a ten-gallon limit. there's been a real problem for folks there trying to get gasoline in their cars, so that is certainly some good news as well. now more on superstorm sandy. take a look at these stunning before-and-after photos that we're just getting from google earth. this first one is from brick township, new jersey. on the right, if you look closely, you can see the cared remains of a neighborhood and some small fires still glowing. and this is on the new jersey coast, one of new jersey's barrier islands. you the see it now has a small river running through where a cluster of homes actually used to be. i actually saw that area for myself. it is something to see. the end of bridge you can see was also washed out. this is iconic seaside heights. look at the corner of the pier there where a roller coaster once was. on the rights side, you see it broke off right into the ocean and piles of debris washed up on to the beach. it's really an incredible si
, the series was recently reprised. the u.s. network tnt brought it back with a new generation of ewings, and hagman came back, too, returning as j.r. once again. critics say he was the best thing about "dallas." but explaining the character's appeal, hagman once said the time is right for a real bad guy and i'm it. >> have a good day, master. >> oh, i'm going to have a wonderful day, jeannie. >> reporter: it was a good guy who larry hagman blasted into people's living rooms, playing astronaut tony nelson on "i dream of jeannie." the show was a hit in the 1960s and is still popular in syndication. even as a kid, hagman orbited in show biz, as the son of "peter pan" star mary martin, his movie roles included "up the cellar" and "harry and tonto." it was only after milking a huge contract from the producers of "dallas" that hagman became immensely wealthy. he had houses, he had cars, he had vices. two of them included drinking and smoking. he smoked for 24 years, gave it up, and became an anti-smoking activist and spokesman for the american cancer society. >> i met at least 30 or 40 people
, victor, a u.s. official tells cnn the fbi was investigating a tip that david petraeus was involved in an extramarital affair with paula broadwell. she is his biographer. broadwell spent a year with petraeus in afghanistan interviewing him for the book she co-wrote about him. it's not clear whether broadwell is the woman with whom petraeus has admitted to having this affair that led to this resignation. the official says that the fbi counterintelligence unit investigated the tip to see if there was a potential security risk, whether petraeus could possibly be blackmailed. the official tells cnn there was no suggestion the fbi was investigating petraeus for any possible wrongdoing, but the concern, rather, was that he might be putting himself in a vulnerable position. >> we know that a lot of the questions from online that i've read, some of the comments on cnn.com, there's questions about the timing. let's start with what it comes after, the presidential election. what if we found out about that connection, if any, and why this comes just days after the election? >> reporter: well,
in the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya is expected to be questioned by the fbi in the coming days. the u.s. first became aware of ali annie al harzi when he apparently posted details of the attack on social media while it was happening. he is currently being held in tunisia. the september 11th attack killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador to america christopher stevens. >>> a new movie about the raid that killed osama bin laden airs tonight on the national geographic channel, but critics say the timing is political, designed to help the president just two days now before the election. our brian todd takes a deeper look at the controversy. >> we're going to be the team that takes out osama. >> reporter: it has the leave-life plot that can draw viewers. can it also draw voters, and is it designed to? s.e.a.l. team 6, a new tv drama about the bin laden mission, is set to air on the national geographic channel just two nights before the election. it has some real muse clips of president obama in it, depicting the president in the days surrounding the raid. and the film i
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14 to 8. >>> and number five, gas prices are falling across the u.s. aaa reporting the national average dropped just over a penny to $3.48 a gallon. that is the 23rd consecutive decline. prices are lowest in south carolina, where the average gallon will cost you $3.17. >>> the images of sandy's destruction have been striking. the economic losses devastating. in addition to the homes lost because of the hurricanes. the more than 20,000 flights were canceled across north america. fedex tells "new york times" it has been struggling to find gas for its delivery trucks. the advertising company have lost $5 million because of tv disruptions and movie theaters took in only $3,000, $3,000 total in the city. the monday before that it took in $500,000. here to talk more about the economic impact of the storm is trish regan in new york. trish is the host of "street smart" on bloomberg television. trish, thanks for being with us. it seems like economists have been torn on the impact of this storm. some say this will even out because there will be so much construction for the rebuilding effo
seven months there's been some intense negotiations between the mexican government, the u.s. government. what was the turning point that led to his release? >> intense complications before the negotiations even started. the mexican media reported shortly after this incident happened in april that he had confessed he was smuggling this ammunition to two men in mexico. of course, he denies that report, but finally the turning point was the ncaa got involved, a local congresswoman as well in the local area in dallas, texas, also got involved and it took the mayor of el paso to sign a resolution to say they had his back. they were supporting him and believed his story. the company he's worked for maintained his innocence all the time saying this shipment was destined for finics and never intended to cross into el paso. that border crossing is so small there, one of the closest in the world. >> and going into juarez. >> that's not a place that you want to go in the last four years. a lot of violence there and said he never intended to go in. ended up there. very thankful to be back home. had
deaths in the u.s. overall, it's left 175 people dead, including the victims in canada and the caribbean. meanwhile, national guard troops are continuing to search and rescue. they are also helping to clear debris so crews can get the power back on and deliver food to people who need it. in new york, after a lot of criticism, mayor michael bloomberg cancelled the new york city marathon for the first time in 42 years. it's never been cancelled. it was set to take place tomorrow. no decision yet on whether it will be rescheduled. and at noon eastern, gas line will start being rationed in 12 counties in new jersey. to cut down on long lines at gas stations, people can only buy gas on odd-numbered days like today if their license plates end in an odd number. same goes for the even days. >> yeah. it's -- it's a mess. i mean, they got to do something, right, to make it a little bit easier for folks to get gas line. >> more time getting gas than waiting to vote. >> a lot of people were worried they would run out of gas in the gas line. much more ahead for you this hour. >> yeah. here's what's c
, the cartel, you know, the u.s. department of justice said just a couple of years ago that the cartel were operating in 230 communities in our country. today, they reported that it's over 1,000. it's not getting any better. putting money in the hands of criminal gangs and organizations so that they can enter into other criminal enterprise. look at mexico. over the past five to six years they had over 60,000 of their citizens murdered by the cartel. 10,000 citizens still missing. thousands of orphans who were being recruited by the cartel to carry on the criminal business. >> so, doesn't this change? i mean, we have been telling our children for decades, drugs are bad, don't do drugs. we've been telling them they're illegal, don't buy drugs. this change s that whole conversation. >> no, we continue to tell them that. look what we've done with tobacco. rereduced consumption because we've been telling our kids it's not good for you. we almost cut it in half just through education and treatment. that's what we need to do with marijuana and other drugs. not to subject them to being arrested. i
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